Billfish Conservation Act Signed Into Law

Today, President Obama signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law, effectively banning the importation of all billfish into the continental United States. The signing marks the culmination of a united undertaking by a diverse coalition of angling and conservation organizations working in cooperation with a bipartisan group of congressional champions. Although there are no commercial fisheries targeting billfish in the US, the US has been the largest importer of billfish in the world, importing about 30,000 billfish annually.

Please find the full press release announcing the Billfish Conservation Act becoming a law attached. Please let me know if I can provide you with any additional resources or information.

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Kelsey Johnson
Development/PR Coordinator
International Game Fish Association
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004
954-924-4360
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